Monday, February 24, 2014


In the chill of late February, on our patch of Ozark land, 

the only things that appear to be blooming are a few delicate snowdrops.

Saturday's sunshine pried open the petals.

Was it the fragrance, wafting on the breeze, that woke the slumbering honeybees?

Hovering honeybees
find a snowdrop's siren song

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open you hand,
they are satisfied with good things.

Psalm 104:24, 27, 28

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pens and needles said...

These two (bee and flower) are a sight for winter-tired eyes! Lovely!

Kamana said...


Sharon said...

Stunning, Connie!
A lovely capture of the handiwork of out Amazing Lord!

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Connie,
Nice shots of these snowdrops. Funny with their visitors.

Best regards,

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are Connie, and most definitely a welcome sight. Ours are still quite buried under the snow, but I am hoping it won't be for too much longer.

Happy day to you!

*Manja* said...


Brian King said...

These are fantastic! The detail is superb!

Anonymous said...

Wow - so beautiful!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

BEAUTIFUL and I need to peek and see if my Snowdrops, or Crocus are up has been so cold, I did not venture out to see ;)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful signs of spring..I can't wait!

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Lui said...

Oh what gorgeous shots as always, Connie! I take this as your special gift and I will treasure it!

Big hugs!

Marko Marciento said...

Hello! Feel free to watch my new photo album. I greet and wish you a beautiful weekend!

Robyn Goddard said...

Just beautiful, Connie! The Psalm is fitting.

These pictures give me hope that spring is just around the corner.

We made it to zero degrees this afternoon and have about 4" of fresh snow.

carol l mckenna said...

Very elegant shots of nature beginning to bloom ~ Still very cold in MA ~ Spring signs slowly appearing ~ Happy Sunday to you ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol

Linda W. said...

Beautiful flowers, and amazing capture of the bees.

Anonymous said...

It certainly didn't take the bee long to find it. Maybe it has been anticipating the arrival of spring as much as the rest of us.

Jennifer Richardson said...

There is something so magnificent
about the early bloomers
....those brave pioneers:)
thanks for sharing the hopeful

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Oh so pretty! Brilliant macro captures Connie.